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Latest news on economic and monetary affairs in the European Union.

European External Investment Plan 28 September 2017, 22:54 CET
The EU's External Investment Plan will support more inclusive and sustainable development in Africa and the European Neighbourhood. It will boost public and private investment and thus address some of the obstacles to growth in our partner countries.

MEPs call for EU-wide minimum income 28 September 2017, 22:37 CET
Introducing minimum income schemes in all EU Member States is one of the most effective ways to lift people out of poverty, Euro-MPs on the Parliament's Employment Committee said on Thursday.

VAT Gap questions & answers 28 September 2017, 22:24 CET
EU Member States lost EUR 152 billion in 2015, according to a European Commission report, which the EU executive says shows there is urgent need for VAT reform.

Offshore Wind as an Exponentially Growing Sector in the Benelux Region 28 September 2017, 17:31 CET
SMi Reports: With offshore wind an exponentially growing sector in Benelux, the Benelux Infrastructure Forum, 2017, will be a platform for experts in this sector to discuss and learn about the latest developments in the market.

EBF Report: Towards a Green Finance framework 28 September 2017, 15:47 CET
Under the title 'Towards a Green Finance Framework,' the European Banking Federation today published a report that assesses the role of the banking sector in the context of the discussion on green finance.

Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules 26 September 2017, 23:26 CET
The European Union closed its excessive deficit procedure for Greece Monday, confirming that the country's deficit is now below 3 per cent of GDP, the EU's reference value for government deficits.

EU and US sign bilateral insurance deal 25 September 2017, 12:44 CET
After 20 years of discussion and a year of formal talks, the European Union and the US signed a landmark bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance Saturday.

EU - US Agreement on insurance and reinsurance 25 September 2017, 12:41 CET
The European Union and the US signed a landmark bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance on 23 September 2017.

Digital economy must gear up for EU tax reform 22 September 2017, 11:39 CET
The EU Commission launched its agenda to reform taxation of online business Thursday, paving the way for a legislative proposal on EU rules for taxation of profits in the digital economy.

EC fintech consultation response: New technology, but same rules must apply 21 September 2017, 23:50 CET
Insurance Europe responded to the European Commission’s consultation on "Fintech: a more competitive and innovative European financial sector".

Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court 21 September 2017, 22:42 CET
Banks lending in foreign currencies are under an obligation to provide sufficient information to enable a borrower to take prudent and well-informed decisions, the EU's top Court ruled Wednesday.

Recording energy performance contracts in national accounts - Eurostat guidance 21 September 2017, 22:16 CET
Eurostat has published a guidance note on the accounting consequences for governments of energy performance contracts.

Fair Taxation of the Digital Economy 21 September 2017, 18:48 CET
The European Commission Communication 'A Fair and Efficient Tax System in the European Union for the Digital Single Market' was adopted on 21 September 2017. The taxation of the digital economy is part of the EU's fair taxation agenda. It wants an ambitious EU agenda on the matter and a common EU approach to influence the international discussions and develop meaningful solutions to taxing the digital economy to be agreed at the international level by spring 2018.

EU to tighten supervision of financial sector after Brexit 21 September 2017, 00:24 CET
The EU Commission proposed reforms Wednesday to tighten the EU's supervisory architecture for the financial sector, paving the way for further financial integration after Brexit.

State aid: EU approves alternative RBS plan 19 September 2017, 00:06 CET
The EU Commission approved Monday under EU State aid rules the alternative package proposed by UK authorities to replace the commitment for Royal Bank of Scotland to divest Williams & Glyn.

Avoid Regulatory Disincentives with NN Investment Partners B.V 18 September 2017, 14:14 CET
SMi Reports: Alistair Perkins, Head of Project Finance at NN Investments Partners B.V will be joining the Benelux Infrastructure Forum this November to discuss the optimal use of funding regulations.

EBF praises EU determination to clear digital hurdles 15 September 2017, 00:00 CET
Noting fresh European Union initiatives in digital policy, including cybersecurity and the free flow of data, the European Banking Federation wishes to underline its support for this EU course while asking policy-makers to also recognize specific issues that block innovation in banking.

EU proposes screening of foreign investments 14 September 2017, 23:25 CET
As part of its new trade package, the European Commission unveiled proposals Thursday to set up a European framework for screening foreign direct investment into the European Union.

A Multilateral Investment Court 14 September 2017, 15:50 CET
A new system for resolving disputes between foreign investors and states in a fair and efficient way.

Banking in Europe: EBF publishes 2017 Facts & Figures 13 September 2017, 13:59 CET
The European Banking Federation today published the 2017 EBF Facts & Figures, its annual update on the banking sector in Europe. The publication shows that the contraction in terms of staff numbers and branches in the European banking sector continued in 2016 as customers increasingly embrace electronic payments as well as online and mobile banking. Eurozone deposits and loans grew slightly.

Bankability and profitability of PPP infrastructure projects in the Benelux region 04 September 2017, 20:51 CET
SMi Reports: Benelux Infrastructure Forum will offer guidance and advice to help with identifying bankable and investment-ready projects region.

EU recovery resilient as economy turns the corner 14 August 2017, 13:53 CET
With Europe's economy expanding for the fifth year in a row, the EU Wednesday looked back at 10 years since the start of the financial crisis confident it has turned a corner and delivering on jobs and growth.

Insurance products in EU set for new disclosure rules 14 August 2017, 13:53 CET
The European Commission laid down new rules Friday for an Insurance Product Information Document (IPID), which will have to accompany all non-life insurance policies in Europe from 2018.

Brussels objects to VISA inter-regional fees 04 August 2017, 23:59 CET
The European Commission sent a supplementary Statement of Objections to Visa Inc. and Visa International Thursday, focusing on inter-regional fees on transactions with consumer debit cards.

23 cities bid to host UK-based EU agencies after Brexit 03 August 2017, 22:09 CET
The EU Commission began assessment Tuesday of Member States' applications to host the two European Union agencies currently based in the UK, with 23 cities putting in bids.